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Databases by Subject

  • Arts, Antiques and Craft
  • Community Information
  • Dictionaries, Facts and General Research 
  • Health, Science and the Environment
  • History (inc Local, Family and Ancient)
  • News, Business and Current Affairs
  • Reading and Literature
  • Standards, Government and Law
  • Arts, Antiques and Craft

    Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre Hobbies and Crafts

    Find videos, guides and more on hobbies from building robots to learning piano.



    Community Services

     Community Database

    Community Directory

    Search and browse the details of current activities, facilities, services and events happening near you


    Dictionaries, Facts and General Research

    Britannica logo Encyclopedia Britannica

    Access the complete encyclopedia, dictionaries and thesaurus. 

    World Book Online World Book Online

    Explore people, places, science, living things & more. 

    Access NSW State Library eResources State Library NSW - eResources

    Access eResources from the State Library NSW with your Library card.

    MasterFILE Complete MasterFILE

    Articles from magazines or journals on lifestyle, business and more.


    Health, Science and the Environment

    Geenfile GreenFile

    Information on all aspects of human impact on the environment.

    Health and Wellness Resource Health and Wellness

    Reliable health information, including fitness, pregnancy and more.

    Science Reference Science Reference Centre

    Science encyclopedias, reference books and journals.





    Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

    Articles about the political and social legacy of this civilization.

    Picture Willoughby Picture Willoughby

    Images of the Willoughby area since the 1890's.

    Ancestry Logo Ancestry

    Search for your ancestors online. Access in the library only.

    World Book Timeline World Book Timelines

    Explore significant events in history. 



    News, Business and Current Affairs


    Academic Search Premier

    Academic Search Premier

    Scholarly collection covering many areas of academic study.

    Choice CHOICE Magazine 

    Reviews, tests and reports of consumer products. Access in the library only.

    SMH library edition
    Sydney Morning Herald - current issues

    Browse or search The Sydney Morning Herald from 2006 to date. Access in the library only.

     Points of View Reference Center Points of View Reference Centre

    Easy to read essays, presenting different views on current issues.



    SMH Archives

    Sydney Morning Herald Archives 

    Full editions of The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald from 1955-1995. Access in the library only.



    Reading and Literature

    Literary Reference Centre Plus Literature Reference Centre Plus

    Find articles on authors and their works (including plot summaries).

     Novelist Plus Novelist Plus

    Find your next great read! Includes award winners, and book discussion guides.  

     Good Reading magazine Good Reading

    Access the digital version of the much loved Good Reading Magazine. 



    Standards, Government and Law


    Standards Australia

    Standards Australia Online

    International and Australian standards. Access in the library only.


    Information about the Law

    Find Legal Answers (State Library NSW)

     Australian Building Codes Building Code

    Technical provisions for the design and construction. Register your details to access.

     Access GoGov


    Find media releases, policiticians, departments and search according to industry, area or government sector.